William Hammer (1894 - 1975)

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Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida

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Alphield Caroline Hammer Jensen

Alphield Caroline Hammer Jensen

Alphield Carline Hammer Jensen

Alphield Carline Hammer Jensen

Rebecca Ann Hammer

Rebecca Ann Hammer

Lisa Frizzle, Pennsylvania

Lisa Frizzle, Pennsylvania

George W. Oldfield & sons

George W. Oldfield & sons

Great Grandma Sallie Hammer

Great Grandma Sallie Hammer

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1894 - In the year that William Hammer was born, on April 21st, a coal miners' strike closed mines throughout the central United States. The Panic of 1893, and the resulting depression, hit coal miners hard and the miners only struck for 8 weeks - they couldn't afford to live without their wages any longer.

1923 - When he was 29 years old, the Teapot Dome scandal became the subject of an investigation by Senator Walsh and severely damaged the reputation of the Harding administration. Secretary of the Interior Albert Bacon Fall was convicted of accepting bribes from oil companies and became the first Cabinet member to go to prison. At the time, the Teapot Dome scandal was seen as "greatest and most sensational scandal in the history of American politics".

1927 - He was 33 years old when the first "talkie" (a movie with music, songs, and talking), The Jazz Singer, was released. Al Jolson starred as a cantor's son who instead of following in his father's footsteps as expected, becomes a singer of popular songs. Banished by his father, they reconcile on his father's deathbed. It was a tear-jerker and audiences went wild - especially when they heard the songs. Thus begun the demise of silent films and the rise of "talkies".

1972 - By the time he was 78 years old, on September 5th, the Palestinian terrorist group Black September, with the assistance of German neo-nazis, kidnapped and killed 11 Israeli athletes at the Olympic Games in Munich. The attackers crept into the Olympic Village and abducted the athletes while they were sleeping. A German policeman was also killed.

1975 - In the year of William Hammer's passing, in January, Popular Mechanics featured the Altair 8800 on it's cover. The Altair home computer kit allowed consumers to build and program their own personal computers. Thousands were sold in the first month.

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William Hammer passed away in December 1975 at age 80. No cause of death has been listed for William. He was born on December 13, 1894. We are unaware of information about William's surviving family. We know that William Hammer had been residing in Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida.

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